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LA is going through some ridiculously unforeseen changes. Not only were fans smacked in the face with the hiring of Mike Brown without Kobe Bryant’s consultation.
We were also standing there shaking our heads “Hell no!” when Brown brought on John Kuester as a part of his staff. That still gives me the shakes thinking about how his communication efforts will horribly impact the Lakers’ lockerroom.
Even though they have an elderly point guard who the franchise and Bryant himself refuse to let go, the Lakers will end the season on a high note. Luckily for them, everyone else is rebuilding their organizations as well.
This lockout is holding off the inevitable, because as soon as there is an agreement reached, players will be flying off of teams at the speed of light. General Managers are more than likely already discussing amongst themselves deals that must be made when NBA business reconvenes.
Kobe is not going to let this team fall into the pits of hell while he is a part of it.
There is not a bone in his body that is accustomed or willing to lose even though we saw a lot of it from LA in the Dallas series.
They did not have the chemistry necessary to win, and with the Mavericks playing team basketball, the Black Mamba did not have a chance on this earth. Do not make the assumption that he is done. His career is not over until he has to be wheeled onto the court, and last time I checked, both of his legs were operating just fine.
Andrew Bynum is also a determining factor in how LA’s season will end. The Lakers’ refusal to trade him shows how much faith they have in the young athlete and with great merit.
Bynum sparked a fire in his team and for once was not the scapegoat for everything wrong in the Lakers’ postseason. He gave hope in the eyes of failure and should not worry about his standing in his fans’ eyes or his teammates. He did all he could do and now that he has developed that type of reputation with LA, he will not be straying from it. Expect consistent greatness.